I can’t remember if we were trying to conceive or I was newly pregnant with our first child, but I vividly remember the stomach pains I felt after trying a new prenatal multivitamin. I wanted to boost my nutrients to grow our little one and overcome my nutritional gaps but struggled to take pills daily.
As our children grew up, I focused on giving them probiotics, cod liver oil, and vitamin D, but never settled on a daily multivitamin for them or myself. Not taking a daily multivitamin made me feel like a bit of a failure as a mom, pediatric physician, and health and wellness expert.
When I started a nutritional cleansing program in 2015, it quickly became a lifestyle and taking this Complete Essentials Daily Pack (which includes a multivitamin) stuck with me and my husband! Now the only days I miss my multivitamin are the days I’m cleansing. I also take this capsule with my AM and PM pack of Complete Essentials to support methylation.
Supporting my nutritional gaps in such a convenient easy way feels AMAZING! I can’t wait for the day our daughters can consistently swallow capsules so they can do the same regimen as my husband and I!
For now, I immune-boost and plant-boost their morning shake and add in ½ of the methylation support capsule. In addition, they also take two of these soft chews daily. I think they taste like Starburst fruit chews! One daughter adopted the regimen quickly, the other two took their time, resisted frequently, and then finally their taste buds adapted. I’m relieved knowing we’re filling nutritional gaps daily.
This is the supplement regimen that works best for our family. Always do your research before consuming supplements.
Not all supplements are created equal. High-quality ingredients, third-party testing, human clinical trials, and qualified product research/development staff are essential in creating safe and effective supplements for your family. That’s why we order supplements directly from top manufacturers that distinguish themselves above the rest.
Buying a supplement from an Amazon reseller or off the health food store shelf doesn’t guarantee the manufacturer has gone above and beyond GMP standards and hired independent third-party testers to ensure their products have the identity, strength, composition, quality, and purity represented on the label with undetectable levels of pesticides, herbicides, chemicals, preservatives, and additives.
Optimal supplementation to overcome nutritional gaps takes time, effort and resources. But failing to overcome your nutritional deficiencies can negatively impact your health.
For example, vitamin A and D deficiency can impair immunity, vitamin C deficiency can increase the risk of infection, and vitamin B deficiencies can result in neurological symptoms.
Keep boosting your child’s nutrients and overcoming your nutrient gaps.
You and your child are so worth it!
P.S. Supplementing nutritional shortcomings for your child is best when individualized. I tailor supplement recommendations according to your child’s test results, taste profile, and best-tolerated form (powder, liquid, chewable vs. capsule). Achieve vibrant health naturally for your child with a solid nutritional plan.
P.P.S. Curious about other supplements I weave into my busy lifestyle? Join me in the Fit, Fun & Free community LIVE every Wednesday.
About the Author: Dr. Sue McCreadie
Sue McCreadie, MD (aka Dr. Sue) is a board-certified pediatric physician and mom of three, with two decades of experience helping thousands of families achieve vibrant health naturally. In her pediatric practice, she helps children achieve health naturally by adapting their diet and lifestyle to optimize their genetics. Since transforming her health and wealth through a science-backed nutritional system, Dr. Sue helps other women and healthcare practitioners live their best life fit and financially free. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband, Dave, and their three children, Kaitlin, Elle, and Addison. www.FitFemFree.com